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Monday 18 March, 2002

Vosper Thornycroft

Holding(s) in Company

Vosper Thornycroft Holdings PLC
18 March 2002

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1) Name of company - VOSPER THORNYCROFT HOLDINGS plc

2) Name of shareholder having a major interest


ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP (THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS)


3) Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

Various holdings

4) Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
number of shares held by each of them


Littledown Nominees Limited A/c 21667      48,800

Littledown Nominees Limited A/c 07203      93,300

Littledown Nominees Limited A/c 07197     120,143

Littledown Nominees Limited A/c 05576     525,500

Littledown Nominees Limited A/c 05577      31,500

Litteldown Nominees Limited A/c 03449     216,089

Total                                   1,035,332

Littledown Nominees Ltd is a nominee for the ZFS Group subsidiaries: Allied
Dunbar Assurance plc; Eagle Star Insurance Company Ltd; Zurich Financial
Services UK Pension Trustee Ltd; Eagle Star Executives Pension Trustee Ltd;
Eagle Star Securities Ltd; Sceptre Trust Ltd; Home & Overseas Insurance Company
Ltd; Threadneedle Pensions Ltd; J P Morgan Trustee and Depositary Company Ltd


5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

Initial notification

6) Percentage of issued class


7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

NIL

8) Percentage of issued class

NIL

9) Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES OF 25P EACH

10) Date of transaction

NOT ADVISED

11) Date company informed - 15 MARCH 2002

12. Total holding following this notification

    1,035,332

    13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

    3.045%
13. Any additional information - NONE

    15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

C L SPELLER 023 8042 6025

Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
making this notification - P G DAWES, Company Secretary


Date of notification :18 March 2002




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